The 2016 fast-food price wars are already blowing up. Today, Burger King is debuting its new five for $4 deal. For $4, customers can buy a bacon cheeseburger, small french fries, four-piece chicken nuggets, a small drink and a chocolate chip cookie. The deal is launching just one day after the debuts of two notable fast-food bargains from McDonald’s and Pizza Hut.
Adidas chief executive Herbert Hainer has voiced his displeasure at the style of play Manchester United have adopted this season despite the club’s brand generating record sales for his business. England’s most successful football club ended a run of eight matches without a victory at the weekend with a 2-1 win over Swansea.
Fitness supplement company Protein World made a lot of people very angry last summer when its billboard advertising campaign, which asked “Are you beach body ready?” was labelled“sexist”and “fat shaming.” Now it has just launched its first TV advert and the similarities are obvious.
Chick-fil-A is making a bold addition to its menu. The company is launching a kale-based side as an alternative to fries, marking the first time that a fast-food chain has offered kale nationwide, executives told Business Insider.
The iLi is a pendant you wear around your neck that automatically translates between Japanese, Chinese, and English. Unlike a smartphone app or similar, it’s supposed to be something you always have switched on while you’re travelling. It will even work while offline, a Logbar spokesperson promises.
6. One embarrassing sentence explains why Taco Bell had an easier time with its E. coli scare than Chipotle
To judge how long the damage might last, analysts for Oppenheimer compared Chipotle’s situation to a similar outbreak of E. coli illnesses linked to Taco Bell restaurants in 2006.
The Taco Bell outbreak sent the company’s same-store sales into negative territory for five straight quarters. But things may be worse for Chipotle, according to Oppenheimer.
The latest leaks come via Evan Blass, a veteran phone leaker at VentureBeat, and they suggest Samsung is trying to solve two major problems plaguing modern smartphones. The forthcoming Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones will get a big boost to battery life, Blass reports, and will also be water-resistant.
Coach is on the brink of a turnaround, amid declarations that the handbag category is failing. “Although many investors remain sceptical about both the handbag space and Coach’s recovery itself, we continue to believe that Coach’s turnaround is imminent and likely to drive stock upside as improvements occur first in top-line performance at retail, later followed by outlets” Wells Fargo Securities analysts wrote in a recent research note.
9. This 7-Eleven ad featuring a Maori warrior was labelled ‘incredibly racist and offensive’ — but it escaped a ban
A 7-Eleven advertisement was dubbed “incredibly racist and offensive” in a complaint dismissed by the Australian advertising watchdog, The Guardian reported. The short video shared on Slurpee Australia’s Facebook page starts with two boys standing at the Slurpee stand in a convenience store. All is calm until a Maori warrior crouching behind the chips aisle leaps up and runs at the boys, dressed in only a red blanket.
10. This Chinese food chain with a celebrity following that started out in a basement in Queens is a better alternative to Panda Express
New York City-based restaurant chain Xi’an Famous Foods serves authentic, mouthwatering cuisine from the Shaanxi province in northwest China. From Anthony Bourdain to Bobby Flay, Xi’an has enjoyed a lot of attention since its beginnings as a food stall in the basement of a mall in Queens.
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